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John Collins
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: DeMatha HS
Experience: 2 Letters
As a Junior (2011-12): Paired with Maros Horny in doubles to finish second on the team with 23 wins and led the squad in ACC singles victories (7)...earned a bid to the 2012 NCAA Doubles Championships becoming the first Maryland doubles team to appear in the tournament since 2008...ranked as high as No. 21 nationally by the ITA in doubles...playing alongside Horny became the first Maryland tandem to win the USTA/ITA Atlantic Region title and earn a bid to compete at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships...played as the No. 1 doubles team all season alongside Horny compiling a 15-8 record...handed then-No. 4 Kevin King and Juan Spir of Georgia Tech their only conference loss of the season (3/25)...finished with a 10-11 record in singles playing primarily at the No. 5 position where he went 6-2...defeated William Parker in the Terps' upset of No. 18 North Carolina (4/15).

As a Sophomore (2010-11): Led Maryland to a banner year and its first NCAA tournament appearance and win in school history ... 22 singles and 19 doubles victories led the team for a second year in a row ... played predominantly at No. 2 singles compiling an 8-4 mark ... knocked off a team-high four ranked opponents ... included in that was a win over 91st-ranked Clint Bowles of Florida State in the Terps' first round win over the `Noles in the ACC Championships (April 21) ... paired with junior Maros Horny for a 7-3 mark in doubles and the No. 41 spot in the final ITA doubles rankings ... duo one three of their final four matches ... upset second-ranked Drew Courtney and Michael Shabaz of top-ranked Virginia in the ACC tournament (April 22).

As a Freshman (2009-10): Led the team in both singles (22) and doubles (19) victories ... 9-2 singles tournament mark also led the squad ... nationally-ranked in singles during the spring, reaching No. 121 ... had a season-long nine-match singles winning streak from Feb. 12 to March 10, which included a victory over Anton Andersson of No. 75 William & Mary ... won all but one of those matches in straight sets ... teamed with Jesse Kiuru for the final seven ACC matches going 4-3 ... that duo knocked off Carlos Salmon and Tripper Carleton of No. 23 Wake Forest, 8-4, in the final regular-season match (April 18) ... they also upended Carleton and Zach Leslie, 8-6, four days later in the opening round of the ACC Tournament.

At DeMatha High School: A 2009 All-American ... named 2009 all-county player of the year ... made the 2009 Washington Post All-Metropolitan team ... lead team to undefeated season as a senior ... team won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title ... undefeated in both singles and doubles as a senior ... also won the league tournament title in both singles and doubles.

Personal: Parents are John and Marjorie Collins ... mother is a tennis teaching pro who played at Colorado State ... has one sister, Kristin (17) ... nickname is JC ... loves music, plays the piano and saxophone and played in his high school's "Wind Ensemble" for three years.

Collins' Career Singles Statistics
Year Overall Dual Tour. Conf. 1 2 3 4 5 6
09-10 22-13 13-11 9-2 2-9 0-2 0-3 1-4 4-1 8-1 ---
10-11 22-16 13-11 9-5 4-7 0-1 8-4 5-5 0-1 --- ---
11-12 12-15 10-11 2-4 7-4 1-1 0-1 1-3 2-4 6-2 ---
Total 44-29 26-22 18-11 13-20 1-4 8-8 7-12 6-6 14-3 ---

Collins' Career Doubles Statistics
Year Overall Dual Tour. Conf. 1 2 3
09-10 19-14 14-9 5-5 3-7 3-2 4-2 7-5
10-11 19-13 13-11 6-2 3-8 3-2 9-5 1-4
11-12 23-13 15-8 8-5 6-5 15-8 --- ---
Total 61-40 42-28 19-12 12-20 21-12 13-7 8-9




Off the Court with John Collins



Biggest Sports Thrill: Playing on a college team

If I could play another sport at Maryland, it would be: Lacrosse

Sports Hero: Roger Federer

What actor would play you in a movie: Shia Labeouf

Craziest ambition : Sky diving

Superstitions : Use the same ball after a good point

Favorite pregame meal : Pasta or Jimmy John's

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